Can't install Pix PDM

Posted on 2007-08-08
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I'm trying to install PDM 3.04 to a Pix 501 os 6.35 and each time I launch copy tftp flash:pdm, I get a time out during transfer.  Anybody know what's wrong?  
Question by:Jweaver57
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    Are you sure your tftp server is running, and that the pdm-304.bin file is in the tftp root directory? Don't forget the dash in the file name. Make sure the tftp server's firewall is turned off?
    pix#copy tftp:// flash:pdm

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    Yes, I just upgraded it to os 6.35 using the tftp server.  I would think it should still work.  
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    Accepted Solution

    Did you reboot the PIX after the upgrade and then try to copy the PDM?
    You could have a corrupt pdm.bin file and may need to download a fresh copy to the tftp server and try again.

    Author Comment


    I did try that, but it didn't make a difference.  Instead of using the copy tftp process, I tried regular tftp and it looks as if it's transferring the file to the pix but it ends with bad magic number.  What is that?
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    Expert Comment

    Sorry, got nothing for you. Never ran into this problem.
    Try a different tftp server?

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